Ars legendi Faculty Prize

Ars legendi faculty award


  • Subject: university teaching
  • Consists of: 5,000 euros, certificate
  • First awarded: 2014
  • Allocated in: Yearly
  • Awarded jointly by: Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, DMV, DPG, VBIO and GDCh

Here you can find the current call for proposals for the Ars legendi Faculty Prize for Mathematics and Natural Sciences 2024.

Application and nomination deadline: January 26, 2024.

The Ars Legendi Faculty Prize for Mathematics and Natural Sciences is awarded for the categories of biosciences, chemistry, mathematics and physics and is awarded to people who have distinguished themselves through outstanding, innovative and exemplary achievements in teaching, advice and support at the university.

The prize is endowed with 5,000 euros for each category. The awardees are the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, the German Mathematical Society, the German Physical Society, the German Chemical Society and the Association for Biology, Biosciences & Biomedicine in Germany.

awardee Chemistry 2023 - Sebastian Seiffert, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Seiffert from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz is the awardee of the Ars legendi faculty prize for mathematics and natural sciences in the chemistry category in 2023. He is recognized for his innovation in combining different teaching formats in the fields of physical and macromolecular chemistry. Particularly noteworthy is his achievement in creating a textbook that comprehensively deals with a course in physical chemistry in blended learning format. In addition, his commitment is recognized by taking up and bringing the current topic of climate change closer to students and a broad audience in courses, lectures and panel discussions.

More information about Professor Seiffert

Prizewinner Chemistry 2022 - Nele Milsch, Georg-August-University Göttingen

Nele Milsch from the Faculty of Chemistry at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen has made an important contribution to improving teaching with the SciTuition training concept. This concept prepares tutors professionally and didactically for their tasks, including supervision of internships in chemistry studies. The jury rated positively that there are in-depth modules and credit points for the tutors.

More information about Nele Milch

Distinguished people since 2014

2023 Chemistry

Sebastian Seiffert, Johannes Gutenberg University Main


Ivonne Möller, Ruhr University Bochum


Claudia Kirch, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

life sciences

Holger Schielzeth, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

2022 Chemistry

Nele Milsch, Georg-August University of Goettingen


Julia Sammet, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

mathematics Martin Schlather, University of Mannheim
life sciences

Dagmar Hann, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Daniela Meilinger, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

2021 Chemistry Olalla Vasquez, University of Marburg

Christian Hoffmann, Saarland University

mathematics Brigitte Forster-Heinlein, University of Passau
life sciences Katrin Meyer, University of Goettingen
2020 Chemistry Dirk Burdinski, Cologne

Heidrun Heinke, Aachen

Sebastian Staacks, Aachen

Christopher Stampfer, Aachen

mathematics Ulrich Kortenkamp, Potsdam
life sciences Martin Wilmking, Greifswald
2019 Chemistry Lena Daumann, Munich

Burkhard Priemer, Berlin

mathematics Robert Rockenfeller, Koblenz
life sciences

Markus Pietrowski, Bochum

2018 Chemistry Klaus Lehmann, Bonn

Bernd-Uwe Runge, Constance

Philipp Moehrke, Constance

mathematics Leif Doehring, Mannheim
life sciences Frank Sprenger, Regensburg
2017 Chemistry Christian Ehli, Erlangen-Nuremberg

Claudia Schaefle, Rosenheim

Silke Stanzel, Rosenheim

Elmar Junker, Rosenheim

mathematics Sven de Fries, Trier
life sciences Jorge Gross, Bamberg
2016 Chemistry 

Rochard Göttlich, Gießen

Nicole Graulich, Gießen

Siegfried Schindler, Gießen


Frederic Schuller, Erlangen-Nuremberg

mathematics Ilka Agricola, Marburg
life sciences Dorothea Kaufman, Heidelberg
2015 Chemistry Dietmar Stalke, Goettingen

Bernd Jödicke, Constance

Jurgen Sum, Constance

mathematics Norbert Henze, Karlsruhe
life sciences 

Simone Karrie, Brunswick

Reinhard Köster, Braunschweig

Martin Korte, Brunswick

2014 Chemistry Thorsten Daubenfeld, Idstein

Christian Wagner, Saarbrucken

mathematics Daniel Grieser, Oldenburg
life sciences 

Dominik Begerow, Bochum

Jens Wollecke, Bochum

Selection committee

The jury, chaired by the president of the specialist society that oversees the award in the respective year, is composed of:

One student representative per specialist society
One expert from the university for each professional society
One representative per sponsor
A university didactic specialist (selected by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft)

The GDCh sends the following representatives to the jury:

A member of the JCF national board or a JCF regional spokesperson as student representative
The ADUC chairman as university experts

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